Saturday, February 20, 2010

2009 Topps Tribute

Topps Tribute is a set I never see for sale anywhere so it's not a set I think about much. I have on occasion purchased cards from this set from eBay. So it was nice when I received an unexpected package from a baseball card friend with these two cards.
The cards are pretty think and have a shiny refractive finish (which didn't scan too well on the Schmidt card). Ryne Sandberg cards as a Phillie are pretty rare. Sandberg is a Hall of Famer who was a 20th round draft pick of the Phillies in 1978. He played 13 games for the Phillies in 1981 before being traded with Larry Bowa to the Cubs for Ivan DeJesus. He did not appear in any 1981 update sets or any 1982 sets as a Phillie. Besides this card, I have two other post-career cards featuring Sandberg as a Phillie. These are a 1994 Topps Traded card (part of a subset tribute set, you may remember than Ryne retired in 1994 only to come back in 1996) and a 2005 Upper Deck Classics Star Retro Rookies card.

Thanks Max!

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